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9/27/16 – 7:45 A.M.

Yesterday, a well-known restaurant for Bowling Green State University students and city residents alike announced it would close. Today, we’re learning more about the future of the Myle’s Pizza location. A tweet from Trotter’s Tavern says Jay and Paula Williams have bought the building at 516 East Wooster Street. The tweet says they will have more information on the future of the location once they take possession on on October 5.

Until then, the Williams’ are urging you to enjoy one last pizza at Myles’. The BG institution announced its last day to be open will be October 2.

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9/27/16 – 5:27 A.M.

A committee in Carey is reviewing 28 potential projects for the village. The Courier reports the group plans to rank the items by need and expense. The effort aims to help the village in long-term budgeting. The committee can only make recommendations to council, and can not take any action on their own.

The biggest item on the list of potential projects is a new water tower near U.S. 23. It’s expected to cost around $1.5 million. Other projects included an automatic reader system for water and electric, an online bill payment option for utility bills, and a salt storage bin among others.

The committee decided main goals are infrastructure improvement and expansion, technology upgrades, and downtown paver leveling. They’ll meet again at 6 p.m. on October 10.

MORE: The Courier

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9/27/16 – 5:15 A.M.

Mount Blanchard residents will honor a former mayor next month. The Courier reports October 1 will be Max Hindinger Day in the village. Hindinger served as the mayor of Mount Blanchard for nearly 25 years, starting in the late 1970s. He died last October.

Current Mayor Cynthia Morrison proposed the idea. She says the day will promote “neighbors helping neighbors.”

MORE: The Courier

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9/27/16 – 5:03 A.M.

McComb Village Council members are considering closing part of South Main Street. The Courier reports the section of road in question is the part of South Main Street at State Route 186 and State Route 235. The road is close to a raised rail crossing.

Council members say drivers can’t see southbound traffic because of the crossing. Speeding is also a concern in the area.

A public hearing on the issue is set for October 10 at 6:15 p.m. in the municipal building.

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The November general election is a little over a month away, but you can cast your ballot before then. Ohio’s early, in-person absentee voting for the November 8 general election starts October 12. The Hancock County Board of Elections will be open extended hours on some days. The office will also be open weekends later in October.

Board of Elections Hours:

8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 12-14
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Oct. 17-21
8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Oct. 24-28
8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Oct. 31-Nov. 4
8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturdays, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5
1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sundays, Oct. 30 and Nov. 6
8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Nov. 7.

MORE: HancockBoardOfElections.com

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9/27/16 – 4:46 A.M.

The executive director of the Hancock County Veterans Service Office was recently elected to a state position. Nichole Coleman will serve as the president of the Ohio State Association of Veterans Services Officers. She has served as the organization’s vice president since 2014.

The election comes on the heels of Coleman getting appointed to a federal committee on veteran employment. Coleman is serving on the Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training and Employer Outreach through January of 2019.

Coleman has been the head of the Hancock County Veterans Service office since 2011. Since then the number of veterans being served by the agency has nearly tripled.

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9/26/16 – 5:38 A.M.

Renovation plans are moving forward for a park in Leipsic. The Putnam County Sentinel reports village council approved plans for Bennett Park at a meeting last week. Village Administrator Jason Barnhart told council will see the village pay up to $90,000 to help with paving projects in the park. The plans allow a path wide enough to let emergency vehicles get to the playing fields.

The Leipsic School District will pay for the work up front. The village will pay the school back in two payments.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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Local gas prices continue to fall. OhioGasPrices.com reports the average price in Findlay today is $1.92 for a gallon of regular. That’s down 15 cents over the last seven days. Prices are down 31 cents over the last month.

In Ottawa, drivers are paying $1.99 for a gallon of regular today.

The statewide average is $2.07. That’s down 10 cents from last Monday.

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9/26/16 – 5:26 A.M.

There are several road projects taking place in Findlay this week. Some of the places you’ll want to avoid if possible include Harmon Street from Crystal Avenue to Parkside Place. Crews will be paving the road there.

Sanitary sewer installation will close Madison Avenue between Cory Street and Morey Avenue and Morey Avenue between Trenton and Monroe avenues.

Crews are continuing to install a storm sewer line on Davis Street, closing the road between Cory Street and Morey Avenue.

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9/26/16 – 5:19 A.M.

There aren’t any new highway projects going on in Hancock County this week, but there are still places you’ll want to avoid. ODOT reports I-75 from State Route 235 to the Hancock County Road 60 overpass remains reduced to one lane in both directions. A repaving project in that area has caused delays over the last several weeks.

You’ll also want to avoid State Route 12 east of Findlay if possible. There will be restrictions in place through Arcadia as ODOT crews install curbs, sidewalks, and handicap ramps. Pavement joint repair is also taking place in the area. In Findlay eastbound Route 12 remains closed during daytime hours between Tiffin Avenue and Bright Road. Crews are installing a storm sewer line there.

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